Peay Vineyards

(707) 894-8720 227 Treadway Dr
Cloverdale, CA 95425
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Peay Vineyards is located in the far northwestern corner of Sonoma County approximately 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean near Sea Ranch. The vineyard is situated along the coast, but not on the very first ridge. We have a partially obstructed avenue formed by the Wheatfield Fork of the Gualala River that allows for some fog and copious cool air penetration. The vineyard sits on a hilltop that is not way up in the air, but just at the top of the fog level, low enough to be very cool, but high enough not to be too cool and wet to grow grapes. We think it is the perfect combination of climatological factors. California has a diverse range of microclimates. Our hilltop vineyard also expresses many subtle variations depending on whether it faces south, southeast or west; sits high on the hilltop in the afternoon breeze with full sun; or rests lower on the slope with greater fog influence and less sunlight. But make no mistake, this is pretty cool climate for grape growing. We cross our fingers hoping that the Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Cep Vineyards Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2010


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  • Peay Vineyards Scallop Shelf Estate Pinot Noir 2009


    My boyfriend and I could not agree on a wine to choose for our dinner one evening. I wanted a Riesling and he wanted a Pinot Noir. I gave in and went for his choice and I was pleasantly surprised how light it was. It was a perfect compromise. Read More

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  • I'm in Oregon and I'm trying to get into Pinot Noir, since it's all anyone ever drinks here - but I need a good summer-weight Pinot to try for my wine blog: http://gradsguidetowine.blogspot.comWhat are your favorite Pinot Noirs (specifically in Oregon but elsewhere will do too!)? Read More

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  • I have had a general dislike for syrahs for several years now... they just seem too BIG for me, and my tastes have changed toward lighter-style wines.  However I have discovered that there are some syrahs that I very much enjoy..  Recently, I was on my way up to Russian River.  I stopped in at Taft Street Winery in Sebastopol, www.taftstreetwine... Read More

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